Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
1d ago

Could you give better care to patients if you had more freedom and time to do things YOUR way?

Would you like to be part of a new NHS team that is self-managing, can share responsibility, and make decisions together?

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospital faster.

We’re recruiting now for brilliant people with a totally different mind-set to join us on a journey to transform community care, and bring the principles of Buurtzorg to Kent.

Buurtzorg is an innovative nurse-led model that has revolutionised community care in the Netherlands. It’s based on small self-

managing teams, who spend at least 60 per cent of their time with patients.

This year, pilots will be launched in , east Kent and . The Edenbridge and east Kent pilots will be led by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and Kent County Council, and the Medway pilot by Medway Community Healthcare.

Nurses in these teams will be responsible for delivering care and support to those who need it, as well as managing themselves as a team, which includes planning, sharing responsibility, decision-

making and building their own caseloads.

Lesley Strong, Chief Operating Officer at KCHF said : We want to deliver care that delivers better outcomes for patients, results in fewer patients being admitted to hospital and delivers a rewarding career for our colleagues.

While there are of course guidelines to ensure care is safe for patients, there are just three main principles look after your patients, have fun, and stay in budget.

How you do that is for you to shape.

Various hours considered

Please read the important information document before you apply

Interviews to be held Tuesday 3rd September 2019

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